Mathematics
WordNet
noun
(1) A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
WiktionaryText
Etymology
From , from from .
Noun
- An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure and change and the relationships between these concepts.
- 2001, David Salsburg, The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century, page 8
- In many cases, the mathematics involved are deep and complicated.
- 2002, Ian Stewart, Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos, page 38
- The answer is 'yes', and the mathematics needed is the theory of probability and its applied cousin, statistics.
- 2001, David Salsburg, The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century, page 8
- A person's ability to count, calculate, and use different systems of mathematics at differing levels.
- My mathematics is not very good.
- Their mathematics are not very good.
- Their mathematics is not very good.
Usage notes
- Before the beginning of the 20th century, it was proper to say "My mathematics are not very good".
Synonyms
- (ability to use mathematics): numeracy
- abbreviation: maths (UK), math (US)
- See also Wikisaurus:mathematics